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How We're Failing Children In Disaster Preparedness, By The Numbers

Posted 08.24.2015 | Parents

Children are especially vulnerable during natural disasters. We witnessed this after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, when 1,833 people died, more than a mi...

Low-Cost Schools Are Being Built Out Of Sand In Jordan Refugee Camps

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 07.31.2015 | Impact

A team of architects is working to bring low-cost, durable homes to refugee camps in Jordan and other parts of the world by relying heavily ...

You Are Ignoring Children In Need.

Dr. John DeGarmo | Posted 07.17.2015 | Parents
Dr. John DeGarmo

You are ignoring children in need. You felt strongly about gay marriage rights, and you fought for them, putting all your energy into it.

The Government Is Leaving Children At Risk -– Are You?

Carolyn S. Miles | Posted 07.15.2015 | Impact
Carolyn S. Miles

It's been 10 years since Hurricane Katrina revealed how ill-prepared our nation was to protect children from disaster. New research shows that far too little has changed.

It's Too Early to Declare Victory Over Ebola

Carolyn S. Miles | Posted 07.13.2015 | Impact
Carolyn S. Miles

The resurgence of Ebola in Liberia is a sharp reminder that all efforts to fight the epidemic must remain high and that the international community should continue to be mobilized.

Pakistan Reverses Decision To Shutter Save The Children

AP | ZARAR KHAN | Posted 06.15.2015 | Impact

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's Interior Ministry has halted an order it made closing the office of the international aid group Save the Children in Isl...

Save The Children Shut Down In Pakistan After 35 Years Of Service For Violating Charter

Associated Press | MUNIR AHMED | Posted 06.12.2015 | Impact

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani government shut down the offices of the international aid group Save the Children in the capital, Islamabad for vi...

Jack Black Breaks Down Meeting Homeless Ugandan Boy Who Just Wants An Education

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.26.2015 | Impact

America recently got to see a whole other side to jokester Jack Black. In support of Red Nose Day, the funny man traveled to Uganda and took a gli...

Entrepreneur Hani Farsi Launches New Program to Help Arab Women Filmmakers

Karin Badt | Posted 05.23.2015 | Impact
Karin Badt

Once a restauranteur of high end restaurants and clubs, currently a prominent film producer, Farsi is also the founder of the philanthropic Mohammed S. Farsi Foundation, named after his father, which helps support education, health development and the arts all over the world -- and now this new program at UCLA.

'Save The Children' Works To Rescue Migrant Children In Italy

Isabella Ferrari | Posted 05.22.2015 | World
Isabella Ferrari

A sea of fear divides Europeans from migrants. Migrants fear death on the sea. For Europeans, there was, and still is, the fear of accommodating, of sharing. There's a lack of courage in not putting these people -- who have risked their lives -- first.

Red Nose Charity Celeb Supporters Include Kim Kardashian, Reese Witherspoon

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.22.2015 | Impact

The carpet won't be the only thing red at the Hammerstein Ballroom Thursday night. Dozens of Hollywood are supporting Red Nose Day -- a three-hour ...

Red Nose Day: Giving Kids More to Smile About

Carolyn S. Miles | Posted 05.20.2015 | Impact
Carolyn S. Miles

It's rare we can all have the chance to come together and share a laugh, while, at the same time, fight poverty and its detrimental impact on children in the United States and around the world.

Stories Of Motherhood From Central Africa To South East Asia

Maria Cristina H. Oñate | Posted 05.19.2015 | Impact
Maria Cristina H. Oñate

All mothers carry the brightest hopes for their children's health and wellbeing. To show you how motherhood unites women from all corners of the world and walks of life, we have invited two moms from two different continents to talk about the trials and tribulations of motherhood in their countries.

Cristiano Ronaldo Quietly Donated Nearly $8 Million Toward Nepal Aid

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.14.2015 | Impact

CORRECTION: After previous reports stated Cristiano Ronaldo donated 7 million euro, or more than $7.8 million, to Save the Children for relief efforts...

Jennifer Garner: It's Up To Us To Break The Cycle Of Family Poverty

Jennifer Garner | Posted 05.20.2015 | Impact
Jennifer Garner

We have a saying at Save the Children: "All kids are born ready to learn, but not all are given the same opportunities to learn." The same goes for moms. It's up to all of us to break this cycle and help create brighter, bolder futures for families.

To The Teachers Who Taught Beyond The Textbook

Anam Ahmad | Posted 05.05.2015 | Education
Anam Ahmad

I couldn't be more grateful for the teachers who have entered my life and helped to shape me into the person I am.

For Babies In Big Cities, It's Survival Of The Richest

Carolyn S. Miles | Posted 05.05.2015 | Parents
Carolyn S. Miles

I will never forget the moment when I looked out the car window at a bustling, steamy intersection in the heart of Manila, and locked eyes with a youn...

I Found My Blackness: I Didn't Know It Was Missing Until It Came Back

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 05.04.2015 | Black Voices
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

During my childhood I was aware that I was different in color from the majority of people around me, but my father and mother emphasized brainpower, not color. Color was what you were, but not using your brain was a choice.

Nearly 5,000 Schools Have Been Destroyed In Nepal. Here's Who's Helping

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 04.30.2015 | Impact

Nearly 5,000 schools have been destroyed by the earthquake in Nepal, which could have an immeasurable effect on children's long-term futures, aid grou...

These 13 Charities Are Delivering Critical Support To Earthquake Victims

AP | Posted 04.29.2015 | Impact

Aid groups are rushing to get crucial supplies to survivors of Nepal's devastating earthquake, which has killed more than 2,500 people. Here's a look ...

Congress Must Hear the Cries of Hunger From Abroad

William Lambers | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics
William Lambers

We can definitely increase the resources for food aid programs, which are about less than one tenth of 1 percent of the federal budget. They can certainly be increased from this relatively tiny level of spending. Food is peace. Congress must remember this as it crafts the new budget in the coming months.

More Charities Are Accepting Bitcoins To Tap Into A Younger Pool Of Donors

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.13.2015 | Impact

Save the Children is thinking ahead when it comes to the ages of its donors -- that's why it decided to go digital. “We want to remain contempora...

Hope in the Fight to End Ebola

Wendy Diamond | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact
Wendy Diamond

It's our global responsibility towards humanity to encourage compassion for those suffering, and support efforts to completely eliminate the Ebola virus by the end of 2015. Together we can make this happen!

Report: Countries Vulnerable To Ebola 'Must Learn Lessons From Crisis'

AP | KRISTA LARSON | Posted 03.04.2015 | Impact

N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Arriving airline passengers lined up outdoors to have their temperatures checked, the screens in the nighttime darkness like ...

Norwegian Midwives Sum Up The Problem With The High Cost Of Giving Birth

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 02.13.2015 | Parents

In Norway, citizens are entitled to free healthcare for childbirth, but most mothers around the world, even in the U.S., don't have that luxury. As a ...